Balistix bullets ticked all the boxes in The Powder Keg choice of a partner in monolithic bullets.  Here are some of the reasons why:-

  • Consistent geometry at mid SAAMI tolerance on diameter,
  • Environmentally friendly pure copper material,
  • Rebated boat tail gives the advantage of a flat base bullet accuracy and the lower drag of a boat tail bullet,
  • A tangent ogive design that does not engage with the lands making the bullet less jump sensitive and easily tuned for seating depth,
  • Drive band design reduces frictional pressures resulting in increased velocities and / or less barrel wear than conventional bullets,
  • Hex Boron Nitrate (HBN) coating reduces copper fouling, reduces pressures and reduces extreme velocity spread, especially with a cold bore,
  • Proven on the range and proven in hunting in both South Africa and Europe.

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The introduction above is a short summary of the differentiated features and benefits of Balistix bullets.  Their website is truly comprehensive and professional. We encourage customers to spend quality time on this website and be part of “good to great”.

The Powder Keg strategy in reloading was to select two lines of components, a product of highest performance and a product of best value in a lower cost category.  We decided early on to focus our effort in:

– Defining component selection to ensure our definition and opinion of best in class components matched closely that of our customers,
– Investing in fewer brands in order to rather have a more comprehensive inventory of selected products recognising customers need of availability for their developed loads.

The above strategy shows The Powder Keg leadership philosophy of 2 balls in the hand vs. 20 in the air; our strength was never intended to be measured by the number of brands that we represent but rather in our careful selection of partners and building confidence with our customers by delivering benefits, features and value in the products we sell.

The Powder Keg chose Balistix bullets™ in the segment of highest performing bullets. The advantage of having Balistix produced locally, although important, was secondary to our overriding selection criteria of bullet performance.

A further critical requirement in our selection of Balistix bullets™ was an understanding of the people behind the company. It was important in The Powder Keg selection to have a long term partnership with a company of high ethics and the capacity for continuous improvement. Balistix exceeded our expectations in all dimensions and so became The Powder Keg premium bullet of choice.